Teardrop Pearls

Teardrop Pearls are pearls that have been drilled through the end of the pearl instead of through the center. Shapes used for these strands are typically rice or egg shaped pearls. Occasionally we have access to other end-drilled shapes, too. Because of the way that the pearls are drilled, you'll get many more pearls on a strand than center drilled pearls. You'll see this reflected in the strand price. Pearls that are drilled in this fashion are often called "Dancing Pearls" or "head drilled" pearls.

A note on sizes: Teardrop pearls are generally described on this page by two sizes or size ranges (e.g. 5-6x4mm). The first measurement given is the longer dimension of the pearl (the length of the "drop"); the second measurement given is the width of the pearl.

Multiple Strand Discount
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Featured Pearls

Teardrop, White, 4.5mm

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$11.40 per strand
$9.69 each at 10 strands or more
$7.98 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop, Light Green, 5mm

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$9.80 per strand
$8.33 each at 10 strands or more
$6.86 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop, Gold, 5mm

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$9.40 per strand
$7.99 each at 10 strands or more
$6.58 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop, Green Peacock, 5.5mm

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$12.30 per strand
$10.46 each at 10 strands or more
$8.61 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop Nugget, Turquoise, 5.5mm

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$4.60 per strand
$3.91 each at 10 strands or more
$3.22 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop, White Lollipop, 6mm

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$9.25 per strand
$7.86 each at 10 strands or more
$6.48 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop Nugget, Blush Pink, 6-7mm

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$5.20 per strand
$4.42 each at 10 strands or more
$3.64 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop, Peacock, banded, elongated, 6.5-7mm

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$5.60 per strand
$4.76 each at 10 strands or more
$3.92 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop, White, 8-9x7mm

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$13.40 per strand
$11.39 each at 10 strands or more
$9.38 each at 50 strands or more

Teardrop, Peacock, banded, 8mm

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$6.40 per strand
$5.44 each at 10 strands or more
$4.48 each at 50 strands or more

How Many Teardrop Pearls on a Strand?

That is hard to say! Since teardrop pearls are typically drilled on the ends and are snugged together on the strand, it is hard to calculate with a formula. If it is critical to your project to know how many pearls are on a particular strand, please contact us at Send an Email info@PearlBeadSale.com.

Pearl buying tips:

Freshwater Pearls are sold by the strand. Strands are usually 16" long (40 cm), but sometimes can be as short as 15.5". They are temporarily strung on thread or mono filament cord.

We try to stock pearl styles that can be restocked, or where very similar pearls are readily available. Since pearls are a "natural product", some styles and colors will be available only in limited amounts and may not be available again. It is best to purchase all the strands that you need for a particular project all at the same time.

Please be aware that you usually get what you pay for with Freshwater Pearls! In other words, the higher the price, the nicer the pearls. Higher priced pearls will be more consistent in color and shape and will have better luster. Pearl prices also tend to be higher for very small pearls (more labor to prepare the strands) or very large pearls (more rare and they take longer to culture).

The fresh water pearls we sell are cultured pearls; for more information about the pearl culturing process please see the All About Pearls page. For more tips and information about selecting and buying Freshwater Pearls, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Freshwater Pearls.